Tineke Bryson, Staff: Brooding is uncomfortable. Embarrassing. It’s difficult to see the point, and while I wonder what the point could be, I brood some more. What should I do with my book? Should it be fiction or nonfiction? Should I scrap the manuscript and start over?
Brynn Fitzsimmons, Guest Contributor: Studying writing in college has repeatedly made me question whether I love writing enough to finish—or even like writing anymore at all. I want to share why I’ve had such a difficult time and how to avoid the discouragement I faced.
By Gabrielle de Waal, Staff Writer: Do you get burnt out partway through a rough draft because of the numerous story problems you encounter? Whether you set out with a careful outline or write by the seat of your pants, it may help to tune your ear to your own internal voice.
Daniel Beals, Guest Contributor: Life is full of changes. One of those big changes happens around 17 to 21 years of age—the transition from teen to adult. I’m not going to tell you what you should do during this transition, or how to think about it after it happens. What I want to share is how it changed me.
Caitlyn Meissner, Guest Contributor: I’m a writer, and a comparison addict. Maybe you’re one, too.